Archive for the ‘Lake Tahoe Events’ Category
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Super Bowl XLVI is this weekend and restaurants and bars all across Tahoe City and Truckee are featuring the big game. You won’t want to miss any of the plays or the commercials during this year’s Super Bowl. And you might even be intrigued by what Madonna is going to do for 12 and a half minutes to make her performance the longest halftime show ever. Visiting Granlibakken on Super Bowl weekend and stumped on where to catch the game? Check out our top picks for some ideas.
Kick back and relax in front of one of Lakeside Pizza and Sports Bar’s big screen TV’s or HDTV’s. Enjoy happy hour from 3-6 pm with $5 off small pizzas, $3/$2 drafts and $3 well cocktails. 850 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City.
Want a chance to win prizes during the game? Why not check out Pete N Peter’s. For every drink purchased during the game you will receive a raffle ticket and entry to win a variety of prizes. Prizes including gift certificate to Jake’s on the Lake, gift certificate to River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, lift ticket’s to Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, Titlist golf bag or round of golf at Shaffer’s Mill (formerly Timilick Tahoe). The Bud Lite girls will be helping out from 4-6 p.m. 395 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City.
Extended Happy Hour, anyone? The Blue Coyote Bar & Grill is starting Happy Hour at 12 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Stop by for the game plus awesome food and drink specials. 10015 Palisades Dr, Ste. D, Truckee.
Where do you plan on watching the BIG game?
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
This Saturday, April 2nd, at Homewood Mountain Resort, Bjorn t’ Party, our Nordic spokesman, will be leading the charge as armor-clad skiers and snowboarders take over the slopes to “velcome” spring with Viking costume contests, tug-of-war, a snowman building competition and more.
Skiers and boarders who arrive in Viking regalia will receive a $5 discount on lift tickets for the day and will find additional savings throughout the resort food and beverage venues.
Additionally, if you upload a photo of yourself pillaging secret stashes of powder, horns or armor and all, to Granlibakken’s Facebook page, you will be entered to win a stay at Granlibakken, complete with lift tickets to Homewood.
As we like to say at Granlibakken, everything’s better with horns on. We’ll see you on Saturday!
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
It’s often hard to have fun when you’re the one behind the video camera. While you’re adjusting your camera’s settings and angles, juggling to keep your hands warm and operate the controls, your friends and family are skiing, sledding and throwing snowballs.
But there’s a solution to your dilemma: Try out a hands-free video camera! With a high-definition ContourHD or ContourGPS video camera rental from Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach, you can ski, sled and throw all the snowballs you want, all while filming. The small, lightweight camera attaches to your helmet, goggles or vehicle to capture full high-definition footage.
The Tahoe Mountain Sports rental plan runs $40-$45 for a 24-hour helmet camera rental. Plus, you get a 4 GB memory stick and USB reader so you can take your footage home to view, edit and save.
And, on another note, if you’re in town this first week of January, don’t miss the upcoming:
NATIONAL WINTER TRAILS DAY, Saturday January 8, 2011, 10am-2pm, at Tahoe Meadows off Mount Rose Highway
Us gear-heads at Tahoe Mountain Sports will be out with a full demo fleet of MSR snowshoes, Kahtoola snowshoes and more. Plus the Tahoe Rim Trail will host guided hikes, provide avalanche info, teach you how to build snow shelters and stage a snowman building contest. Free treats and hot drinks from Whole Foods and Starbucks, too, so you don’t want to miss the fun on this day. Bring along your helmet camera rental to film your winning snowman being built!
This post is brought to you by Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Stop by while you’re in town, or visit us anytime online!
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Every year, the Tahoe City Rotary Club hosts a Sled and Santa Day at Granlibakken. Pack up the kids and join us on December 12th for free sledding plus gifts from Santa, who arrives, not by sleigh, but by Tahoe City fire truck. Festivities kick off at noon.
Santa's come to Granlibakken!
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Granlibakken’s is inviting all beginner skiers and boarders to our historic ski hill on December 11th and 12th for the 11th Annual Learn to Ski & Board Weekend. For just $25, you’ll get an all-day beginner lift ticket, group lesson and gear rental. And with over six feet of fresh snow (and more on the way!), conditions couldn’t be better. And in the company of other beginners and great hands of our expert instructors, you couldn’t ask for a better “first” skiing or boarding experience. Come early to reserve your spot.
Friday, November 19th, 2010
This past weekend, our Viking Lars a’Loud descended on the Santa Clara ski show with horns on head and skis in hand. And with the promise of new snow (anywhere from 1″ to 4″ in Tahoe City) this weekend, Lars, Bjorn and Frida have snow on the mind.
If you are in the Sacramento area this weekend, Lars will be at the Ski Dazzle show on Saturday and Sunday, November 20th and 21st. He was a real hit in Santa Clara and brought out the Viking spirit in everyone.
To all you Vikings out there, put on your horns and pray for snow!
Am I a Trojan or a Viking?
Vikings of all sizes!
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
It’s back! Wine lovers far and wide – mark your calendars for An Elegant Affair food and wine tasting. This event marks the beginning of winter and is a great chance to get dressed up and enjoy the ambiance of beautiful downtown Tahoe City. Start the season of giving off right!
An Elegant Affair is an annual fundraiser for the Tahoe High Booster Club. This special evening of fun, friends, and of course wine, raises money for a very important cause in the Tahoe Community, our schools. Get out the dress and suit and have a night out on the town!
The Tahoe Boatworks Mall is the perfect setting for the evening. Enjoy great company and conversation lakeside as you sample delicious beer and wine. Not to be outdone the food is always a hit. Local restaurants will be featuring appetizers and desserts.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to help the community and enjoy a memorable evening with friends at An Elegant Affair. Tickets are $60/person or $110/couple.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
A Breakfast Buffet fit for a Viking
Breakfast. They say it is the most important meal of the day. If this is the case then why are so many skimping on this all Important calorie fix? More importantly, why are most hotels cutting back this critical meal? Nowadays this “complimentary breakfast” at most lodging properties is nothing more than stale bagels and orange marmalade.
Not Granlibakken. No way. Our complimentary hot breakfast buffet title doesn’t do it justice. Hot, hearty, feast fit for a viking, free buffet seems to be a closer description. This buffet is truly a treat to your taste buds. French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs are merely a few choices of the plethora you have.
Whether you are a coffee and danish person or a full on AM chow master, like myself, Granibakken’s breakfast wont disappoint. Vacationing in Tahoe can be a full throttle activity and proper fuel is a must, especially before hitting the trails, slopes or heading into downtown Tahoe City for a day of shopping and beach combing.
Friday, October 15th, 2010
Happy Blog Action Day! Today we all take a moment to gather the cyber world together to create correspondence about a very important issue. The internet is one of the most powerful sources of information and on this day we flex our electronic muscle and bring awareness about an important cause, our drinking water.
Today, take 5 minutes to understand where your fresh water really comes from and how much there actually is. The world contains over 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water, and only 35 million of that or 2.5% is actually freshwater.
These statistics bring up a very important point. We only have so much water and we only have so much time. Knowing important information about water can help you save precious drinking water for our future generations and precious dollars in this tight economy. To put it in perspective, humans need roughly 2-4 liters of water per day; however its takes roughly 2000-5000 liters of water a day to produce a human’s daily food intake.
Granlibakken has worked in conjunction with the Tahoe Regional Protection Agency to help protect Lake Tahoe’s precious fresh water and doing their part in conservation efforts. The Resort asks guests to please hang up and reuse their towels if they are not dirty. Also, the resort has installed automatic turn off switches on faucets and is currently working on retrofitting the shower heads of the resort with new low flow shower heads to increase water conservation.
Let’s take a look at ways we can all help conserve this vital resource to our survival. First and foremost the majority of water waste is in the bathroom. Did you know that turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth could save your family 5-10 gallons of water per day? The next time you take a bath, close the drain while you wait for the water to warm up. You can offset the cold water by simply turning your handle further towards the hot side.
In addition to water waste inside, the majority of people waste far too much water on their lawns. It takes 660 gallons of water to supply 1000 square feet of lawn with 1 inch of water! You can minimize your water usage by only watering in early morning and evening times. This prevents evaporation and allows plants to retain more moisture for their growth. If you are looking for an easy way for your yard to look great with minimal effort consider “zero scaping.” By decorating your yard with rocks and local flora you can cut down dramatically on your water usage and not sacrifice your yard’s esthetics. To help conserve the purity of this regions drinking water Granlibakken certifies that all building and roadway runoff is treated before flowing into the Truckee River.
Regardless of who you are, everyone can help play a part in the conservation of our freshwater. The next time you see water flowing out of the drain, think a little bit harder about where it goes and if you can get it back.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
It is October. Fall is here and the weather is gorgeous in Lake Tahoe. What are you doing sitting at home? Known as the “shoulder season,” fall presents a great opportunity for families and couples to enjoy Lake Tahoe as we Locals do. Sales, deals, and events make this season the perfect for any vacationer looking to wind down from a busy summer. The privacy of being nestled in trees above Lake Tahoe mixed with the excitement of the Lake’s recreational opportunities just minutes away makes Granlibakken the ideal lodging for your fall getaway.
Granlibakken is offering a $99/night fall deal for October inviting you to enjoy the Lake like a Local. Feel autumn in the air as you stroll the streets of Tahoe City and take advantage of shopping deals and dining specials.
Start your day off with a complimentary hot, hearty breakfast buffet. Stay on site and relax in a heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or work up an appetite at the state of the art tennis facility. With on site hiking trails and bike rentals Granlibakken makes it easy to experience the outdoors, and for only $99 a night, makes it affordable too.
With perfect temperatures outside fall is a prime season for events around the Lake. Tahoe City’s Annual Cobblestone Oktoberfest, Saturday October 9th , is a day full of apple bobbing, pumpkin painting, and yes, plenty of beer! Enjoy live music from Déjà vu, and wines from Uncorked Tahoe City.
On Saturday October 16th Harvest Fest will be in Tahoe City. A pumpkin patch, pony & hay rides, games for the kids & delicious food guarantee a memorable family experience. With free entry and the backdrop of Lake Tahoe the price is right too.
Don’t miss out on living like a local this October at Gralibakken.